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Peter Capaldi finally makes his debut proper as the new Doctor Who

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday August 23 – Friday August 29).

It's cheerio to Miriam, Nikita and The Simpsons, while in the front door come Doctor Who, Baz Ashmawy and Richard Ayoade.

Pick of the week

Doctor Who, Saturday, BBC One

The hype can finally end. After what seems like an endless wait, Peter Capaldi finally makes his debut proper as the new Doctor Who. Can he carry it off? Only a fool would gamble on failure as this guy is a life-long fan as well as being a great actor. In this ...

EastEnders reveals new ladies' man

Ghadami: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I've been a fan of the show for as long as I can remember"

Actor Davood Ghadami is to play the new ladies' man in EastEnders, Khoroush 'Kush' Kazemi.

The character will set up in competition to Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) in the Walford market. 

Commenting on his casting, actor Ghadami said: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I've been a fan of the show for as long as I can remember.

"It's surreal to get to work with these actors that I've spent so many evenings watching on television!"

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: "Davood's a brilliant actor and a proper gentleman. We ...

On the Box - TV Preview

The Honourable Woman

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Aug 16 – Friday August 22)

Hello to Dáithí O Sé, Gordon Ramsay and spooky drama Resurrection, while it's goodbye to The Shelbourne, Maggie Gyllenhaal and The Singer Takes it All.

Pick of the week

The Rose of Tralee, Monday and Tuesday, RTÉ One

Love it, hate it, ignore it or allow yourself to get wound up by it, there's simply no denying that The Rose of Tralee remains a hugely popular event both here in Ireland and anywhere across the globe that's enjoyed an ...

Once more with Fielding: Luxury Comedy 2 offers quirky crisps

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne takes in the quirky comedy of Noel Fielding, BBC One's new Saturday night show, John Creedon's return to the box, and The Simpsons' Lego special.

Gomorrah resembles a Neapolitan version of The Wire

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Aug 09 - Friday Aug 15)

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale

Pretty Little Liars the big winner at Teen Choice Awards

Pretty Little Liars was the big winner at last night's Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles taking home five of the big television categories.

Nashville stars Chris Carmack, Aubrey Peeples, Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere

TV's Nashville to broadcast live performances

The first episode of the next season of Nashville will include live musical performances from two of the main characters.

Alan Carr hosts The Singer Takes it All

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne reviews a right mixed bag this week, ranging from the return of soapy drama Scandal, to Channel 4's new and interactive talent show The Singer Takes it All

A source said: "The fire isn't a big stunt; it's more about what happens in the aftermath"

EastEnders fans promised fire heartbreak

EastEnders fans have been told that they are set for "heartbreaking" scenes as part of the soap's upcoming fire storyline, which will "kick-start an action-packed autumn in Albert Square".

Turner - "Stacey is in prison at the moment, but not for long!"

EastEnders star Turner on Stacey's return

With the jailed Stacey Branning back in EastEnders next week, actress Lacey Turner has promised fans that they are set to see "bad things happen".